Visual Arts (Higher and Standard Level)
This course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and work with a minimum of three different media. Students are encouraged to produce a body of resolved works and to demonstrate a deep consideration of how their resolved works communicate with a potential viewer. Students learn to become informed and critical observers of visual culture. The course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts.